The CUInsight Experience podcast: Marsha Majors – Safe spaces (#78)

first_imgThank you for tuning in to episode 78 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of This episode is brought to you by our friends at PSCU. As the nation’s premier payments CUSO, PSCU proudly supports the success of more than 1,500 credit unions.In today’s environment of remote work and social change, what is your credit union doing to ensure your members and employees feel welcome, heard, and well taken care of? On this week’s show, I’m sitting down with Marsha Majors, President and CEO of US Eagle Federal Credit Union in New Mexico, to learn more about how she’s leading her credit union through not only this global pandemic, but also George Floyd’s death and the social upheaval that has followed in communities across the country. To that end, we discuss how important it has been for Marsh to continually communicate and reiterate the vision and values of US Eagle Federal Credit Union to her team and members through it all. Marsha also talks about the need to build trust and educate members in this new environment to help them feel safe and ensure a smooth transition to more efficient services channels. We also chat about why she thinks credit unions must be better about advocating for themselves going forward. Also in the episode, Marsha and I discuss how she’s using her position as President and CEO to inspire and mentor young girls and women, and why she chooses to lead by example. Additionally, she shares her useful methodology for making difficult decisions, discusses the mistakes she sees young leaders making today, and details some of the ways her mentors have helped her in her career and how she is paying it forward by mentoring the young people of her community. In the final portion of our conversation, we learned that Marsha wanted to be a teacher when she was growing up and likes to listen to mellow music. She shares that the COVID-19 crisis has really forced her to stop and smell the roses, and appreciate the people in her life. I hope you enjoy this fantastic conversation! Find the full show notes on cuinsight.comSubscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find Marsha:Marsha [email protected] MajorsLinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter Show notes from this episode:A big shout-out to our friends at PSCU, an amazing sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you! Check out all the outstanding work that Marsha and her team at US Eagle Federal Credit Union are doing here. Shout-out: Randy’s mother Shout-out: Renée SattiewhiteShout-out: Jill NowackiShout-out: Maurice SmithShout-out: Global Women’s Leadership Network Album mentioned: Anthology by Maze featuring Frankie BeverlyAlbum mentioned: The Best of Sade by SadeBook mentioned: Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson and Kenneth BlanchardBook mentioned: Becoming by Michelle ObamaPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Renée Sattiewhite, Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37 & 64), Maurice SmithIn This Episode:[02:16] – Marsha, welcome to the show![03:13] – Marsha shares how she provides a safe place for her staff and members during these critical crises.[06:00] – Will the pandemic change the way members do business with credit unions going forward?[08:11] – Marsha speaks about how she believes credit unions should advocate for themselves and stay relevant.[10:11] – Marsha shares how she came up through the ranks in a credit union.[12:53] – In a year from now, what will you be most proud of that you and your team have accomplished?[14:43] – Marsha speaks about what inspired her to take the position with US Eagle Federal Credit Union.[16:05] – Has the inspiration changed since you took the position?[16:50] – Marsha believes her leadership style is servant leadership, putting people first and leading by example.[18:35] – As a leader, is there something your team has heard you say so many times they can finish your sentence?[19:49] – Marsha discusses how she was born with the ability to make hard decisions.[21:00] – When you become a leader, you have made it, a myth she wants to debunk.[21:53] – Marsha shares the mistakes she has made and the mistakes she sees young leaders make today.[22:59] – Stay true to yourself, know your capabilities are pieces of advice she has been given that she still uses.[23:53] – How has the power of mentorship helped you in your career, and how are you paying it forward?[24:53] – Marsha shares some recent self-doubt she has had to overcome.[26:34] – Marsha speaks about some community work her organization has done that makes her smile and feel proud.[27:40] – Marsha chats about what she does when she has a day off to recharge.[30:16] – What were you like in high school and do you remember ever getting into memorable trouble?[31:03] – Marsha says that she wanted to be a teacher when she was growing up.[32:36] – What is your favorite album of all time?[33:14] – Is there a book you think everyone should read?[33:57] – People have become more important and spend time with family. [34:49] – Marsha shares her final thoughts for the listeners.[35:38] – Thank you so much for being on the show today! 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Dream Castle ready to bid for Bahrain Trophy glory | Racing News

first_imgLoxley will be representing Godolphin, as will Dream Castle – a winner at the highest level in Dubai in 2019.“Dream Castle is a nice horse who always tries his best,” said Bin Suroor.“The surface will suit him, so we’re looking for a good run from him.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “So far he’s in good form. He won well the race before his last one, and he ran well last time out, so we’re looking forward to seeing him race again.“He’s won a Group One in Meydan. He’s very good there – I think he enjoys being out there and he likes the track, (so) that’s why I think Bahrain might suit him.“The horse is tough. He’s doing well, and this looks a good race for him over a mile and a quarter – he’s fine over anything from a mile to 10 furlongs.”- Advertisement – Dream Castle is all set to bid for glory in the Bahrain International Trophy.Saeed bin Suroor’s six-year-old is due to come up against Aidan O’Brien’s 2019 Irish Derby winner Sovereign, last year’s Queen Anne Stakes hero Lord Glitters and Charlie Appleby’s Loxley on Friday.- Advertisement – Andrew Balding’s Bangkok and John Gosden’s Global Giant are other notable runners, along with the Hollie Doyle-ridden Deirdre.last_img read more

Avian flu strikes ducks near Hong Kong

first_imgSep 17, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Close to 10,000 ducks died recently of H5N1 avian influenza in a village in southern China not far from Hong Kong, and a local official said the ducks had been vaccinated against the virus, according to news reports.In China’s first H5N1 outbreak since May, 9,830 ducks died of the disease and another 22,800 were destroyed to keep it from spreading, according to a report that Chinese officials filed with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Sep 15. The outbreak began Sep 5.The disease struck in a village near Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, not far from the border with Hong Kong, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published today. The story said Hong Kong news media had reported that 100,000 additional ducks were culled by local officials today to contain the disease.Yu Yedong, director of the Guangdong Animal Epidemic Prevention Centre, said the ducks had been vaccinated, according to the Standard, a Hong Kong newspaper. He said he believed the ducks became infected after the first of a scheduled two doses of vaccine. One dose is 65% effective and two doses are 90% effective, Yu told the newspaper.Ho Pak-Leung, an infectious disease expert at Hong Kong University, said the outbreak triggered fears in Hong Kong that the virus has mutated or the vaccine has become ineffective, according to the Standard.A United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report says that poultry typically require two doses of vaccine for “adequate” protection against highly pathogenic avian flu viruses. Vaccinated birds usually are not fully protected from infection, but they have increased resistance and, if they become infected, suffer milder disease and shed less virus, according to the report.Hong Kong Health Secretary York Chow said Hong Kong had imposed a 21-day ban on imports of live poultry, eggs, and meat from farms near the outbreak site, according to AFP.Before the Guangdong outbreak, China’s last H5N1 outbreak occurred in May in Hunan province, Guangdong’s northeastern neighbor, killing 11,172 ducklings. A Xinhua report said 52,800 birds were destroyed to stop the outbreak.China has had 25 human cases of H5N1 infection, 16 of them fatal, since 2003.See also: OIE reports on China outbreak report Preparing for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza read more


first_imgResidents of the Altan housing estate in Burtonport have hit out at Donegal County Council regarding a serious health and safety issue with the estate’s sewerage system. It is understood that a part in the main treatment plant has been broken for more than THREE YEARS and despite constant concern being raised by the residents their appeals for help have so far have fallen on deaf ears.The sewerage from the estate is now overflowing and is being pumped in to a nearby field beside the housing estate. Their are genuine concerns for the safety of the young children in the estate after it emerged many had used the field as a playing area and as a result many of the children suffered from nausea for a period of time after they had played in the field.Last year a local farmer who was unaware of the situation lost 17 lambs due to the untreated sewerage from the estate being pumped in to that field.The treatment plant is specifically designed to be emptied twice a year at an estimated cost of €1,000 a time.Last year members of the residents association claimed it was emptied 17 times. A spokesman for the residents of of Altan Estate told Donegal Daily: “It is an absolute outrage and disgrace the way we have been treated by the council.“We’re absolutely fuming this isn’t some minor concern regarding potholes in a road were talking about raw untreated sewerage being pumped in to a field beside were children play.“This has been going on for more than three years now and absolutely no progress has been made, there is a genuine fear that it will take a tragedy to happen before the problem is resolved.“We had children last year in the estate suffer from nausea because they were playing in the field unaware it was dangerous to do so.“A local farmer lost 17 lambs last year because of this and still nothing has been done, the attitude of the council has really angered residents it really is like they don’t care at all and just see us and concerns as nothing but a nuisance to them. ‘We’ve had the EPA down at the estate as well as a health inspector from the hospital and every other body you could think of notified and as of yet nothing has been done.“The frustrating part for us is that it isn’t even expensive for the council to get this fixed.“The smell is absolutely horrendous and how they can expect us to live like this is an utter disgrace it really can’t go on much longer.”RESIDENTS SAY CHILDREN’S LIVES AT RISK BECAUSE OF ESTATE SEWERAGE SYSTEM was last modified: August 8th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Altan estateAngerburtonportchildrendangerDonegal County CouncilFuryIgnoredresidentsUntreated Raw seweragelast_img read more